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“Watching the fowl” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Emancipation Garden

Emancipation Garden
Between Tolbod Gade and Ft. Christian, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Owner description: A small park commemorating Lincoln’s 1848 Emancipation Proclamation. There’s even a reproduction of the Liberty Bell.
Red Bank, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Watching the fowl”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Have sat and watched the chickens, baby chicks,roosters, pigeons all strutting together and sharing the morsels thrown to them without fighting! Lesson to learn for adults, we can get along. Would love to know the name and history of the "bust".

Visited September 2012
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Windsor, Canada
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352 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Small But Important Attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is an important gardens commemorating the emancipation of the sugar plantation slaves. After a few smaller slave protests a larger rebellion took place and in 1848 the Danish Governor issued a proclamation to free the slaves. This garden is an easy walk from anywhere in Charlotte Amalie and while not a massive botanical spectacle should be appreciated for what it stands for.

Visited August 2012
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Gainesville, Florida
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168 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good prices, just barter!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Had a chance to purchase some local caribbean stones for the family. Went up to Mountain Top and the price was 10 times as much. We found parking everyday we went down to shop as well. MUST DO!

Visited August 2012
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Abilene, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice Shopping..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The prices were cheaper here than the norm around St. Thomas and it's nice to visit with the locals.

Visited July 2012
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St. Thomas
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129 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Historic site that is also beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This structure was built to commemorate the freeing of the slaves in the territory on July 3, 1848.

There are a lot of local events that go on here; for example, recently, the CAHS class of 1972 held a Quelbe dance clinic of sorts.

It is a great place to sit and people watch as St. Thomas is usually filled with tourist from around the world,

Visited June 2012
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